Steroids

Steroids ineffective for chest pains in non-asthmatic patients

Steroids ineffective for chest pains in non-asthmatic patients

In the study, 398 non-asthmatic adults with acute chest infections but no evidence of pneumonia and not requiring immediate antibiotic treatment were randomly split into two groups.

Aug 23, 2017, 12:06 PM IST
Study says a steroid used to treat kidney ailments has adverse effects

Study says a steroid used to treat kidney ailments has adverse effects

Methylprednisolone is also used to treat conditions like skin diseases, rheumatic disorders, allergies, asthma among others.

Aug 06, 2017, 19:04 PM IST
This new treatment is a safe, effective alternative therapy for hip pain!

This new treatment is a safe, effective alternative therapy for hip pain!

People with chronic, intermittent pain and tenderness on the outside of the hip usually take cortisone injection to get relief from the pain.

Apr 11, 2017, 21:06 PM IST

Steroids in infertility treatment may lead to birth defects

Many women receive corticosteroids in the belief that reducing immune cells called "natural killer" cells will facilitate a pregnancy.

Sep 09, 2016, 16:43 PM IST

Steroid use can turn 'good' fat into 'bad'

The research indicated that prednisolone could be enhancing conversion of energy from a meal into stored "bad" fat while not allowing brown fat to do its work of turning energy into heat.

Apr 04, 2016, 15:22 PM IST

'Harmful use of steroid lotions widespread in India'

Misuse of steroid lotions can lead to resistance of infections that can make these difficult to diagnose and treat.

Nov 26, 2015, 14:04 PM IST

Steroids' excessive use could weaken bones

Excessive use of steroids is increasingly causing a slew of health complications including thinning of skin, high blood sugar level and weaker bones, doctors have warned.

Oct 18, 2015, 19:42 PM IST

Steroid, medicine consumption causing infertility in males

Consumption of steroids and medicines for a good physique is emerging as the leading factor behind infertility in males, a study has revealed.

Aug 11, 2015, 23:33 PM IST

Gym steroid use may weaken memory: Study

 People using steroids to boost muscle growth and sporting performance are far more likely to experience issues with their memory, a new study has claimed.

Jul 08, 2015, 16:44 PM IST

These body-building steroids can cost you your health

A new research has revealed that anabolic-androgenic steroids that promise to build a bigger and a stronger body in actual creates some powerful and contradictory conditions.

May 11, 2015, 18:10 PM IST

Mike Tyson says Jamie Foxx would need `steroids` to play him in biopic

Mike Tyson recently revealed that Jamie Foxx has been tapped to play him in a biopic and joked that he would do steroids to look more physically imposing.

Aug 07, 2014, 11:50 AM IST

Key figure in baseball doping scandal surrenders, faces charges

Tony Bosch, one of the central figures in American baseball`s largest performance-enhancing drugs scandal, has surrendered to federal agents and been charged with distributing steroids.

Aug 06, 2014, 09:45 AM IST

Humans can `whiff` out the person`s gender

Human beings can apparently `smell` out the gender of a person.

May 02, 2014, 16:18 PM IST

Outspoken Berkman calls it quits

Lance Berkman, an outspoken critic of Major League Baseball players who used steroids, announced his retirement Wednesday, drawing the curtain on a 15-year all-star career.

Jan 30, 2014, 14:42 PM IST

Feeling too skinny may lead to depression, drugs

You may not be as skinny as you think you are. Teenagers who think they are too skinny when they actually have a healthy weight are at greater risk of being depressed, says a study.

Jan 13, 2014, 19:01 PM IST

Brief steroids use can enhance athletes’ performance for decades

A new study suggests that athletes who use steroids even for a very brief period of time could have long-lasting effects later in their performance.

Oct 30, 2013, 23:38 PM IST

New saline jab offers hope to chronic back pain sufferers

A new saline jab could be a ray of hope for sufferers of chronic back pain.

Sep 19, 2013, 16:12 PM IST

New hope for women suffering from recurrent miscarriage

Researchers have brought out new data that could prove useful for advances in care for women suffering from recurrent miscarriage.

Sep 12, 2013, 11:42 AM IST

Russian weightlifters arrested for smuggling steroids

Authorities in Perm, Russia, have arrested two male Russian weightlifters accused of smuggling and trafficking steroids from Belarus, the region`s narcotics bureau said.

Apr 24, 2013, 15:00 PM IST

Firm action required to curb doping in Indian athletics

A leading Indian sports lawyer has said that more action was needed to be taken to stop doping in Indian athletics and has called for a national debate on the issue.

Mar 19, 2013, 11:32 AM IST